Industry overview

Learn animation online with industry pros

With demand for 2D and 3D animation in film and games growing exponentially, there's never been a better time to learn animation.

Whether you're looking for a new career or updating your skills to increase hiring potential, CG Spectrum's intensive online courses help you fast-track your way into the industry.

Why learn animation at CG Spectrum:

  • Progress faster with mentorship from world-class animators
  • Get support and industry insights in our amazing online community 
  • Choose 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)
  • Flexible schedules and 100% online. Learn from anywhere!
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$70K

Average expected salary for trained film and game animators

$270B

Global value of the animation, VFX & games industry

2Yrs

Average time it takes to become job ready with CG Spectrum

CG Spectrum graduates can be found working at film and game studios all over the world

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To be the best, learn animation from the best.

At CG Spectrum, you'll progress faster with an industry expert as your mentor, and graduate with the skills and confidence to pursue your dream career. That's the CG Spectrum difference. See how our courses work in the video below.

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Flexible scheduling

Plan studies around your work and family commitments

Industry mentors

Learn from experts who have worked on major films and games

Job-ready skills

Build practical and relevant job skills studios are hiring for

Payment plans

Pursue your passion and start working sooner

Learn animation with specialized animation courses

Get more out of your education with an industry-approved curriculum, live weekly sessions with your industry mentor, personalized feedback on assignments, plus a supportive online community cheering you on. Private 1-on-1 or small group classes available. 

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2D Animation Courses

From 2D basics to advanced character takes: discover how to create your own whimsical scenes from scratch, just like those you grew up watching. CG Spectrum is a Toon Boom Authorized Training Centre, so you know you'll be learning from the best.

3 MONTHS

Course summary:

Learn animation from scratch! In this hand-drawn ('cut-out') style online animation course, you'll learn the fundamentals of 2D animation and challenge yourself with classic exercises such as the bouncing ball, walk cycle, and character take using Toon Boom Harmony.


Note: This short course is also the first term of the 2D Animation Diploma, so you’ll be one-third of the way through the diploma if you choose to continue!

6-9 MONTHS

Course summary:

Once you've mastered the basics, you'll bring your characters to life. Learn anatomy and body mechanics and build compelling scenes for your demo reel while getting an insider's perspective into the industry from your mentor.


Note: The Introduction to 2D Animation Certificate is embedded in this Diploma. If you complete the 3-month introductory course, you'll be one-third of the way through this diploma.

9 MONTHS

Course summary:

Get studio-ready faster with this advanced 2D course. Gain speed and confidence in Toon Boom, and apply expressive acting and FX techniques to take your characters to the next level. Your final term is dedicated to career development and portfolio preparation so you graduate ready for studio life.

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3D Animation Courses
From charismatic characters to captivating creatures, learn the nuances of 3D animation and become an in-demand artist for films or games.

3 MONTHS

Course summary:
Learn 3D basics with this fun short course - perfect for beginners! Using the 12 Principles of Animation, you'll lock down 3D fundamentals, then jump into Maya to learn about character rigs and posing, and finish with your first walk cycle!


Note: This short course is also the first term of the 3D Animation Diploma, so you’ll be one-third of the way through the diploma if you choose to continue!

6-9 MONTHS

Course summary:

Once you've mastered your 3D foundations, you'll learn how to use force and weight to create a believable fight scene in Maya. With an industry mentor guiding you, you'll overcome any obstacles and get studio ready faster.


Note: The Introduction to 3D Animation Certificate is embedded in this Diploma. If you complete the 3-month introductory course, you'll be one-third of the way through this diploma.

9 MONTHS

Course summary:

Dive into complex creature and character animation techniques and level-up your portfolio with high-quality work to show employers. This program includes a whole term dedicated to career development to ensure you graduate ready to hit the ground running at your next job.

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Mentors

Learn animation from the best in the business

Learn from passionate industry veterans with years of real-world experience working at major studios on blockbuster films and best-selling video games.

Student Showcase

Student work that speaks for itself!

With a focus on portfolio preparation, we help students build their competitive edge with high quality work that gets noticed. See what recent graduates have created.

Limited places available!

New intakes at the beginning of the month, every month. Enquire today to secure your seat.
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